In these ultra-sensitive times one can create headlines when asking someone whether their mother was a prostitute.
Heck, there isn’t any time when asking if Mom was a professional slut wouldn’t cause a reaction; generally it would be a guaranteed knuckle sandwich in the proboscis no matter the year, decade or century.
But the controversy of the week involves Jeff Ireland (left), the GM of the Miami Dolphins.
Right off the top let me tell you that Ireland is a very good man. He spent four years working in the Chiefs personnel department back in the day (1997-2000) scouting the colleges in the southwest and southeast. Ireland helped the team evaluate and draft guys like Dante Hall and Greg Wesley.
Terral Cline, of Lenexa, cited police reports that showed 29 other assaults had occurred in the parking lot in the five years before an Oakland Raiders fan broke his nose and knocked him out in November 2005. One such assault involved a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer.
Cline and the Chiefs struck a confidential settlement last week, according to a report from Missouri Lawyers Media.
Details of the settlement have not been released, and none of the attorneys involved are talking
In the lawsuit, Cline claimed his injuries were due to inadequate security at Arrowhead and resulted in $27,000 in medical expenses.
Cline claimed the Raiders fan had been kicked out of the stadium prior to the assault, but the club didn’t make sure the fan had left the property, leaving him in the parking lot.
According to NFLShop.com, Denver Broncos’ jerseys featuring Tebow are selling like hot cakes …
Other strong sellers include Detroit Lions’ defensive end Ndamukong Suh (No. 90), top overall pick Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams, No. 8), former Tennessee safety Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs, No. 29) and former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys, No. 88).
Tebow will wear No. 15, the same number he wore in college with the Florida Gators
To keep up with the changing college landscape, the Pac-10 hired Scott away from the Women’s Tennis Association last July. As CEO, Scott signed the largest TV contract in the history of women’s tennis and a record $88 million sponsorship deal with Sony Ericsson.
The staff he assembled seems structured to take the Pac-10 where it has never gone before: deputy commissioner Kevin Wieberg, a former Big 12 commissioner who came from the Big Ten Network; chief marketing office Danette Leighton, who headed marketing for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings; general counsel Woodie Dixon, a former general counsel for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs; and senior woman administrator Gloria Nevarez, who held the same position at Oklahoma.
“It’s a culmination of deep intercollegiate experience, but feathering in people with professional sports experience like myself,” Scott said. “It’s indicative of the ambition that we have and where we’re taking things.”